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This Fried Tofu Recipe Is Easy to Make, Yet Full of Flavor

Bean curd (tofu) is very healthy and inexpensive. (Image: NTDTV)
Bean curd (tofu) is very healthy and inexpensive. (Image: NTDTV)

Bean curd (tofu) is very healthy, as it is naturally gluten-free, low in calories, has no cholesterol, and is an excellent source of protein, iron, and calcium.

It is also good on your wallet as it is so inexpensive. A pound of tofu costs around $3, whereas boneless chicken breast is around $3.50 per pound, bacon is around $5.70 per pound, pork chops are around $4.00 per pound, beef steaks are around $7.00 per pound, and lean ground beef is around $5.50 per pound.

Tofu is also suitable for the elderly and young children to eat, as it is soft and easy to chew, unlike some meats.

Below is an easy-to-make tofu recipe that the whole family will enjoy, and can be whipped up in 15 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • a piece of bean curd (tofu)
  • wheat starch
  • green onion, salt
  • soya sauce
  • black bean sauce
  • white pepper

Method:

Cut the bean curd into small pieces, soak them in salt water to make them solid and flavored. (Image: NTDTV)

Cut the bean curd into small pieces, soak them in salt water to make them solid, and add some flavoring. (Image: NTDTV)

 Cut green onions into small pieces. (Image: Pixabay)

Cut the green onions into small pieces. (Image: Pixabay)

Cover the bean curd with a layer of wheat starch. Egg yolk juice can also be added if preferred. (Image: NTDTV)

Cover the bean curd with a layer of wheat starch. Egg yolk can also be added if preferred. (Image: NTDTV)

The crust is crispy and the bean curd inside is soft. It is tasty even only flavored with white pepper and salt. (Image: NTDTV)

Fry the bean curd until both sides become golden yellow. Use chopsticks to prevent them from sticking together.The crust will be crispy, and the inside is soft. It is tasty even if it’s only flavored with salt and pepper. (Image: NTDTV)

Fry green onions then add the bean curd, soy sauce, black soy sauce, pepper and stir them continuously so the bean curd can be evenly flavored. (Image: NTDTV)

Fry the green onions, then add the bean curd, soya sauce, black bean sauce, and pepper. Stir continuously so the bean curd will be evenly flavored. (Image: NTDTV)

Mix wheat starch with water and add the water into the pot to make the dish sticky. You may take bean curd out first so that the crust remains crispy. (Image: NTDTV)

Mix the wheat starch with water, and add the water into the pot to make the dish sticky. You may take the bean curd out first so that the crust remains crispy. (Image: NTDTV)

The finished dish. It is suitable for old people and children. (Image: NTDTV)

The finished dish. Enjoy! (Image: NTDTV)

Translation research by Mona Song. 

This article is excerpted from Tasty Food Everyday.

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